...California Living

Posted by Ronnica on Oct. 23, 2017, 6:38 p.m.

Unnecessary post but I feel the need to update since its a rare occasion for me to use facebook where some of us keep in touch.

I moved to California in June after barely surviving drama in Alaska. I have family here and they essentially took me in. My own family in Canada was upset that I had chosen to stay in America and my mother is furious. She called me for the first time in five months two weeks ago and asked, "I was just wondering what your plans are… oh, you're staying there? Okay. Fine. GOODBYE." and hung up.

My father and I haven't spoken since father's day and even that was a ten minute phone call. I suppose their mentality (and to a degree, my own) is "out of sight, out of mind." I haven't seen them in two years and I miss my brother.

I actually have a lot of family in California but no one really cares about each other. The aunt and cousins I'm living with are the only people who try to put in effort, hence why I'm here and not back in Canada.

Life here has been okay. I'm surviving. If you're ever in the central valley, let me know!

Comments

Cpsgames 3 years, 11 months ago

All of California is too hot. Only weird people live there.

samuraikill 3 years, 11 months ago

I've never been to California. I would love to go there sometime though.

Cesar 3 years, 11 months ago

It's unfortunate that your immediate family reacted that way, but it's nice that your extended family reacted differently and took you in. It's sad your parents are focusing on what you're not than what you are, but it is what it is. I'm glad you're focusing on the fact that your extended family are giving love and putting in effort, because that's what counts in the long run.

Keep your chin up, keep rolling with the punches, and don't give up on yourself. Do those three simple albeit brutally difficult rules in mind and you'll do more than just survive before you know it.

Ronnica 3 years, 11 months ago

@ Aistarin: Dude, it was the hottest summer of my life! Such a welcomed change from Alaska haha

@ Cps: To a certain degree…

@ Sam: Visiting and living here are definitely very different experiences. A visit would be cool :]

@ Cesar: Thank you for the encouraging words! It means a lot.

LAR Games 3 years, 11 months ago

Well, welcome to California! A bit late, I know. :P